I am a conservation biologist at WildCRU, University of Oxford, UK.
My approach is to design and implement problem-oriented studies to address applied, real-world conservation issues, and to propose science-based solutions to the problems faced by carnivores, including grey wolves, brown bears and leopards. I have worked with diverse groups – from fellow researchers to remote communities and governmental policy makers – to effect positive change for people and carnivores across countries including Turkey, Greece, US, Romania, Georgia and Nepal.
My current research focuses on the ecology of clouded leopards and leopards in the Himalayas, human-wolf interactions in Central Asian societies, and on fostering transdisciplinary mindset in conflict management and carnivore conservation. Going into poorly explored areas fascinates me, but for me, the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes as Marcel Proust said.